Address: Agbons Creation Studio, 3 Akugbe Street, Oliha Quarters, PO Box 1028, Benin City, Edo State. Birth: December 6, 1960, in Benin City, Edo State. Training: HND in fine arts, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, 1984, specializing in sculpture. Profile: Full name, Greg Otasowie Agbonkonkon; lecturer, College of Education, Benin City, 1984-1985; full-time sculptor, Agbons Creation Studio, Benin City, from 1986; works in many media, including bronze, marble, terracotta, wood, cast concrete, and fiberglass; the face of his sculpture of Queen Idia was chosen as the officialemblem of FESTAC '77. Solo Exhibitions National Museum, Benin City, 1985. Didi Museum, Lagos, November 1987. "Roses and Thorns," Lagos Polo Club, Lagos,June 1989. Etta Gravely's Place, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, 1990. Group Exhibitions Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, 1984. "Exhibition of the Contemporary BeninSchool," National Theatre, Lagos, January 25-February 8, 1985. "Lagos Expo '86 Trade Fair," Ocean View Plaza, Lagos, 1986. "Reflection on the Art and Culture of the Old," Didi Museum, Lagos, November 1987. Commissions Cast concrete, "Struggle for National Cake," Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi. Statue, "Queen Idia," Uselu Road, Bendel Arts Council, Benin City. Sculpture, "Eagle," Okada Wonderland, Benin City, Edo State. Cast concrete statue, "Sea Goddess," Warri Naval Base, Warri. Public Collections Didi Museum, Lagos. Bibliography "Greg Exhibits at 'Didi'," National Concord (Lagos) November 12, 1987. Ishake, Peter. "Didi: Home to Arts, Artists," Newswatch (Lagos) November 30, 1987. Oloyede, Dokun. "Preserving Nature and History," The Nigerian Economist (Lagos) November 25-December 8, 1987, page 37. Ogunsakin, Toyin. "Bini Pays Tribute to a Heroine: Idia's Statue Adorns the Highway," The Guardian (Lagos)June 21, 1988, page 13. Solaja, Kunle. "Roses and Thorns," African Concord (Lagos)July 24, 1989. Egwuatu, Ben. "One Man and His Mission," The Financial Post (Lagos) August 19, 1989. Jones, Abe D. "Sculptor's Work Shows the Many Faces of Nigeria," [review of exhibition held at Etta Gravely's Place, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, 1990]. Greensboro News & Record (Greensboro, NC) May 15, 1990,
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